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Joseph Opoku

Alumnus, African Leadership Academy

Biography

Joseph has a wide range of experience promoting youth development in Ghana, West Africa. He worked with the West Africa Civil Society Institute, Children and Youth in Broadcasting and Springboard Roadshow Foundation, among others. He also organized youth-oriented programs supporting career advancement, entrepreneurship and investment. He founded the Youth Impact Workshop to help build the capacity of young people in Ghana to design, prototype and implement social enterprises at school and in their communities. Joseph is an alumnus of African Leadership Academy and currently a MasterCard Foundation Scholar at Westminster College where he is majoring in Transnational Studies and Entrepreneurship. He also serves as a member of the MasterCard Foundation Youth Think Tank, a platform he is using to research on youth engagement issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. At Westminster College, he is a member of Westminster Poverty Initiative, Student Ambassadors and Westminster Service Corps.